This Day in Jewish History 1919: Cossacks Start Pogrom in Ukraine, Killing Jews but Sparing Property

Within hours, about 1,500 Jews were dead, because of or despite Symon Petlura, the Ukrainian leader whose role remains controversial to this day.

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February 15, 1919, was the first day of a three-day pogrom in the Ukrainian city of Proskurov, in which some 1,500 Jewish residents of the town were killed.